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“beautifull settting .. away from central istanbul”
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The Grand Tarabya
Ranked #66 of 1,149 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Beirut, Lebanon
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
51 hotel reviews
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“beautifull settting .. away from central istanbul”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

beautiful rooms and view from the room
good breakfast though a bit expensive 30euro pp
nice bar
tarabya is a nice little sea port town north of istanbul...
if u r visiting istanbul for tourism this hotel is a bit far for you..it takes around 30-45mn to reach the center..

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Deniz O, Guest Relations Manager at The Grand Tarabya, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
Dear The Grand Tarabya Guest,
Thank you for sharing your feedback about The Grand Tarabya.
We are very glad to hear that you have enjoyed your stay at our hotel, mentioning the rooms, the view and the location .
We are looking forward to welcoming you again in the future.

Kind Regards,

Deniz Ozdol
Guest Relations Manager
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2014

The hotel was at the north of Istanbul and a bit far away from all tourism attractions, but I enjoyed the tranquil neighborhood very much. We stayed at a junior suite and the room was fantastic with a nice view.

The only star missing was due to the room service who didn't replenish vanity kits and bottled water...

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Deniz O, Guest Relations Manager at The Grand Tarabya, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
Dear The Grand Tarabya Guest,
Thank you for sharing your feedback about The Grand Tarabya.
We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay at our hotel, mentioning the tranquility and the view. Kindly be informed that we have informed the related department to take necessary actions regarding your constructive feedback about the replenishment of the vanity kits and bottled water.
We are looking forward to welcoming you again in the future.

Kind Regards,

Deniz Ozdol
Guest Relations Manager
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Fleetwood, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2014

I have just returned form a three day business trip to Istanbul. I stayed at the Grand Tarabya at Tarabya, which is a 30 km, taxi ride from the main airport, costing apprx 80 Turkish lire.
On arrival the hotel looks amazing, first class, you are met by suited consierge who take your bags and escort you to reception. From there on , its all iuxury, the lobby, the lifts , the hallways are furnished in the best quality materials.
My room on the seventh floor was overlooking the Bosphorus, and the marina at Tarabya, absolutely stunning.
The room was amazing , king size bed, desk area, patio and the best air con i have experienced, it actualy does what you ask it to do !
The bathroom is top quality with bath , shower room, wdc compartment, and a sliding electric window panel which if you wish, you can operate to watch tv from the bath ! or retain for privacy.
Everything workls perfect, the water is controlable by temperature, the drench shower unbelievable in its power and control. Perhaps the best room i have had in 25 years in business.
Breakfast is held on the first floor, in a glass window panarama designed room, again overlooking the sea, the service is good, the selection, well, just about all tastes are offered.
I really canot find any issues , any areas of improvement, this hotel is terrific in all accounts.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Deniz O, Guest Relations Manager at The Grand Tarabya, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
Dear The Grand Tarabya Guest,
Thank you for taking your time to share your valuable opinions about The Grand Tarabya.
We are very glad to hear that you have enjoyed your stay at our hotel, mentioning the location, the room facilities and most importantly our service, room facilities . Our team is working ceaselessly to exceed expectations of our guests and put a smile on their faces, and it's our best motivation to hear that we could do so.
We are looking forward to welcoming you again in the future to provide you with our personalized service at its best.

Kind Regards,

Deniz Ozdol
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Istanbul, Turkey
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Stayed in Grand Tarabya during my birthday. It was a surprise arrangement of my husband. Rooms are great with fantastic Bosphorus view. You would not know that this same building was one of the oldest hotels in Istanbul. All is great.. Service is fantastic. Except for the massage service. We booked for a couples massage (as part of birthday surprise). Later on we were told that the lady who was supposed to be a masseuse, can not give massage to my husband (male to female issue) which was surprising in a 5 star hotel. Her answer was even more surprising when she told us that it wasn't an issue until then because they mainly had Arab tourist. Hotel lost its charm immediately after this. Yet, I must also say that the management did their best to make it up to us and we were still happy when we left the hotel/

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Deniz O, Guest Relations Manager at The Grand Tarabya, responded to this review, 3 June 2014
Dear The Grand Tarabya Guest,
Thank you for taking your time to share your comments about The Grand Tarabya.
We are very glad to hear that you have enjoyed your stay and chose our hotel to celebrate your husband's birthday. Your comments about the Spa has been forwarded already to the Spa Management to take necessary actions.
We are looking forward to welcoming you again in the future

Yours sincerely,

Deniz Ozdol
Guest Relations Manager
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Burlington, Canada
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74 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2014

The perfect spot after exploring the rest of sleepless Istanbul. What is missing is also a plus….it is away from all places like sultanhamam, topkapi sarayi, grand bazaar. istiklal caddis etc..but that is the best thing about the place. Fantastic view, great rooms, courteous, professional services by all staff. Great high tea.We will definitely return.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Deniz O, Guest Relations Manager at The Grand Tarabya, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Dear The Grand Tarabya Guest,
Thank you for sharing your comments about The Grand Tarabya.
It's our pleasure to hear that you have enjoyed your stay at our hotel, mentioning the view, the service and the high tea.
We are looking forward to welcoming you again in the near future.

Best Regards,

Deniz Ozdol
Guest Relations Manager
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 May 2014

nice hotel with perfect view over sea, location is far from leisure places (taksim, grand bazar.....etc.). recommend for business trips. staff are friendly, lunch is not that perfect.
not recommended for family

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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1 Thank loay2014
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Deniz O, Guest Relations Manager at The Grand Tarabya, responded to this review, 18 May 2014
Dear The Grand Tarabya Guest,

Thank you for sharing your feedback about The Grand Tarabya.
We are very glad to hear that you have enjoyed your stay at our hotel and your compliments about the staff.
We are looking forward to welcoming you again in the future.

Kind Regards,

Deniz Ozdol
Guest Relations Manager
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Bx
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2014

I stayed there for business. I got an upgrade to a suite for free (entrance, living, kitchen, ...).
Rooms either have a view on the hill (and the little harbour for private boats) or see view. Of course, see view is better.
Very helpful staff. Clean. Very quite. Good breakfast and lunch (both buffet).

Room Tip: See view of course.
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Deniz O, Guest Relations Manager at The Grand Tarabya, responded to this review, 11 May 2014
Dear The Grand Tarabya Guest,

Thank you for taking your time to share your opinions about The Grand Tarabya.
It's our pleasure to hear that you have enjoyed your stay at our hotel.
We are looking forward to welcoming you again in the future, not only for business but also for leisure, to provide you with our personalized service at its best.

Kind Regards,

Deniz Ozdol
Guest Relations Manager
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Property: The Grand Tarabya
Address: Haydar Aliyev Caddesi No 154 | Tarabya, Sariyer, Istanbul 34457, Turkey
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Region: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #66 of 1,149 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — The Grand Tarabya 5*
Number of rooms: 248
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Grand Tarabya is one of the very first five star hotels of Turkey and a true landmark of genuine traditional Turkish hospitality. Combining Turkish hospitality with high standards service and architecture, The Grand Tarabya is a classic in local collective memory as well as a great memory for international guests. With all its glory and glamour, The Grand Tarabya is now entirely renovated, has modernized its tradition and ready to endure its very special place in the hearts and minds.Overview, After an extensive restoration and renovation period, legendary The Grand Tarabya is ready to welcome its guests in 2013. A new member of the Leading Hotels of the World, the luxurious five-star, The Grand Tarabya is located within the Tarabya Bay on the European shores of the Bosphorus. The hotel is 30 kilometres away from Istanbul Ataturk International Airport.Tarabya is a unique spot in Istanbul, with a picturesque view of the harbour and the beautiful landscape.Guest Rooms & Suites168 deluxe guest rooms, 79 Suites, 1 presidential suite, 30 luxury fully serviced apartments. High speed wireless LAN, Safety deposit box, Self-controlled air-conditioning, Bathtub and shower, Minibar, Tea and coffee making facilities, LCD TV, Data port and international direct telephone line with voice mail service. ... more   less 
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